Hazel123

Joined on Jan 13, 2015

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  • Or if you can stretch to $117 this - has a zeiss lens. Have found sony compacts very good and reliable. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSCW830-Digital-Camera-2-7-Inch/dp/B00HNJWUC2/ref=sr_1_3?s=electr ...
  • How about one of these? Fun, easy to use - but could get expensive in film. https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Instax-Mini-70-Instant/dp/B015R3WUNO/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1532307360&sr=8-14&keywords= ...
  • Thanks all.  Looking at primes.  How wide?  To be honest I just want something wider than the 20mm - not wider than 12mm,  The Panasonic Leica 15mm seems popular.
  • Interesting.  I have only recently acquired my first "good" digital camera after selling my favourite film camera and lenses some eight years ago.  And have recently been informed that film is ...
  • Created discussion thread Wide angle decisions
    For my Olympus EM10ii I have a couple of lenses.  After trying and returning the odd one I have the 20mm Panasonic (which I love both for field of view and IQ) and a second copy of the 45mm ...
  • Replied in Interesting
    I think you are misinterpreting what I said :-)  My initial thoughts were it seemed a bit slower than my other lens, but not slow by any means.  And I noticed a louder noise but no longer notice ...
  • Yes I'm using in on a newer Olympus so maybe that makes a difference (OMD EM10ii). Maybe I phrased "photographing dancing people" wrong! While IS won't freeze movement, it was also low light so IS ...
  • Created discussion thread In praise of the 20mm panasonic lens
    It's a fantastic lens! I know that is not news - but there is so much out there about the "issues" - flare, banding, slow focus, noisy etc. That actually influenced me a bit when my 20mm lens ...
  • What's wrong with being older anyway :-)  Age is experience.  I think we're lucky to have both screens and viewfinders and have different tools for the job at the relevent time.  But screens ...
  • Heavy is relative to me :-)  Just want to keep things small and light.
  • That is a great photo!  I have re-ordered the 45mm elsewhere - I think my copy wasn't good.  Hopefully the next one will be better.  Ultimately I did like it being small and lightweight and ...
  • Cheers!  The Laowa lenses look great.  But have gone to a different way of thinking.  Have the 20mm panasonic which is a bit wide and focuses close enough.  And thinking about the 30mm macro lens ...
  • That is a tough one. I also considered my purchases an investment but didn't buy for investment purposes. It was a big thing at one time. But honestly just bad luck - so I am sure your wife is ...
  • Thanks that's a good site.  Closer than 20cm!  I think it's telling me that I need something less wide than 12mm if focusing closer isn't possible.  Maybe I'll just stick with the Panasonic 20mm - ...
  • Wow!  Not heard of that one.  Cheers.
  • Thanks - someone else mentioned the Panasonic 45 f1.7 as well.  Do you use it on an Olympus body and are there real issues with purple fringing in general use with Olympus bodies or is that all ...
  • Cheers - off to check it out!
  • Replied in 42.5
    Thanks.  Yes I am keen on that idea.  I like the colours and contrast I've seen/heard about on it.  My slight reservation about the Panasonic 45mm f1.7 are the reports of issues of panasonic ...
  • Created discussion thread Wide angle with close focusing?
    Still trying to get my prime lens set up decided! So far I have the Panasonic 20mm which I'm keeping (didn't like it at first but it grew on me due to the image quality). I really wanted the 12mm ...
  • Cheers.  Been thinking.  How about the 30mm Olympus macro - and the Panasonic 45mm.  I actually think the 60mm macro is going to be too big and heavy for what I want anyway - would prefer to keep ...
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